Jingle Bell Art

Easy jingle bell painting using bouncy balls for kids

It’s no secret we love to explore painting and movement. My little sensory seeker still talks about our messy bouncy ball art and rhythmic pom-pom drumstick painting activities. For an easy Christmas activity, we’re using our bouncy balls to create Christmas bell art. Continue reading


Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Craft

Christmas tree tissue paper by number craft using addition for kids by Crayon Box Chronicles. #Christmas #mathactivity


Remember color by number as a kid? It was my go-to activity, so we’ve recreated it using tissue paper and mathematics. In the past, we’ve done turkey tissue paper by number and heart tissue paper by number crafts using simple numbers.  For our Christmas tree tissue paper by number craft, we’re making it more challenging by using addition. You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, or simple numbers, depending on your child’s ability. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

95+ Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids

Thanksgiving is a great time of year for fun, easy kids crafts. Here are 95+ Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids to enjoy.  With the holiday fast approaching, we included kid-made gift ideas too.

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Thanksgiving Books For Kids

20 Thanksgiving Books for Kids - Crayon Box Chronicles

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of year to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends. This time of year—all year— helps us remember how important it is to give thanks and teach compassion and gratitude to our children.  Using books to help teach children is a wonderful, fun way to introduce the history of Thanksgiving and time-honored traditions.  Today’s Thanksgiving traditions differ greatly from the original 1621 harvest meal, but still, a feast indeed.  Continue reading


Pine Cone Pumpkin

Easy Pine Cone Pumpkin Craft for Kids #Halloween #Fall #pinecones

Pine cone pumpkins are simple to make for Halloween decor and require few materials. They make great kid-made gifts too. Recycling pine cones for crafts is a great way to reuse beautiful elements found in nature. Continue reading


Fire Prevention Week Activities for Kids

Fire Prevention Week Activities, Crafts, and Books for Kids

According to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep.  Fire prevention week takes place the week of Oct 4-10, 2015.  Firefighters will be emphasizing, “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Continue reading


Raspberry Foam Dough Bunnies

Raspberry Foam Dough Bunny Invitation to Create and Play

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Today we’re creating raspberry foam dough bunnies using loose parts. Our invitation to create and play explores sensory, imaginative play, and build-a-bunny fun.  We’ve made snowman foam dough and shamrock foam dough in the past, but never scented. Can you tell we love foam dough play?! Continue reading


Rainbow Sensory Collage

Rainbow sensory collage activity for St. Patty's Day

Today’s rainbow sensory collage explores tactile sensations, loose materials, cutting, and fine motor.  Our colorful sensory activity for preschoolers is easy to set-up and encourages self-exploration.  Last week we kicked off our St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids with green shamrock foam dough. Continue reading